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ACS Nathan Cummings Judicial Fellow Lecture: Judge Mary Schroeder

Date: 
04.04.2012

Judge Mary Schroeder is a senior circuit judge on the 9th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. She received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School 1965, one of six women in her class. Judge Schroeder practiced law with the Civil Division of the Department of Justice and the law firm Lewis & Roca before being appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals in 1975.

ACS Nathan Cummings Judicial Fellow Lecture: Judge David Tatel

Date: 
03.01.2012

Judge Tatel has served on the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals since 1994. After graduating from the University of Chicago Law School, Judge Tatel taught at the University of Michigan Law School before joining the law firm Sidley Austin in Chicago.

Panel: "Guantanamo Redux"

This panel, recorded on May 10th, 2011, and sponsored by the American Constitution Society and the International Human Rights Law Society featured three prominent trial lawyers from Illinois, Florida, and New York involved in the defense of Guantanamo detainees and in numerous other complex criminal cases. 


71:35 minutes (65.55 MB)

ACS and International Human Rights Law Society present "Guantanamo Redux"

Date: 
05.10.2011
Location: 
Room I, Law School

From the National Archives, to More Military Commissions, Indefinite Executive Detention, and Wikileaks: The Ongoing Debate as Seen Through the Eyes of Trial Lawyers.

ACS and ACLU Present: Rachel Levinson on Academic Freedom and the First Amendment Since Garcetti v. Ceballos

Date: 
04.20.2011
Location: 
Room III

Is academic freedom protected by the First Amendment? Should it be? What are the cases telling us, and why do they suggest that any smart (public-sector) faculty member should refuse to serve on faculty committees and take any criticism of their university straight to the press?

ACS Presents – The Constitution in 2020: History and Originalism

Date: 
04.18.2011
Location: 
Room V

Professor Alison LaCroix and Professor Eric Slauter will discuss originalism as a methodology of constitutional interpretation and offer some historical critiques of it.

Faculty: 
Alison LaCroix

NLG, ACS, and SALSA present Shahid Buttar

Date: 
04.04.2011
Location: 
Room V

Shahid Buttar will come to the law school on Monday, April 4, for a lunch time discussion on the role of the law in social change.   Mr. Buttar, who graduated from Stanford Law School in 2003, is a civil rights lawyer and grassroots community organizer.

Paul Smith, "The Current Status of Litigation to Promote LGBT Rights"

Fresh from his oral argument before the Supreme Court in Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association (a First Amendment challenge to California's ban on the sale of "violent" video games to minors and the topic for the moot court competition in the fall), Mr. Smith will survey cases challenging the Defense of Marriage Act; Proposition 8; Don't Ask, Don't Tell; and more.


55:24 minutes (50.73 MB)

ACS Presents: Constitution in 2020: David Strauss on Constitutional Interpretation

Date: 
02.28.2011
Location: 
Room V

As part of ACS' Constitution in 2020 series, Professor Strauss will discuss his forthcoming book, "The Living Constitution," and common law constitutional interpretation, more generally.

ACS Presents: Professor Adam Cox on Redistricting and the Voting Rights Act

Date: 
02.25.2011
Location: 
Room III

Professor Cox will discuss the upcoming decennial redistricting and recent legal developments concerning the Voting Rights Act

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